Seerah Education Foundation: Change the Education to Change the World
- at 11 April 2023
Change the Education to Change the World
Our vision is to create a revolutionary education system that produces a new generation of individuals who excel in academics, embrace their faith (Deen), embody outstanding character traits, and nurture a deep sense of spirituality. Our goal is to establish a strong foundation that will cultivate the development of future leaders and role models who will positively impact all aspects of life and society.
Future Leaders of the Nation and World.
Definition of Education
When a generation transfers its faith, beliefs, divine knowledge, wisdom, traditions, norms, practices, experiences, history, culture, language, and their heroes’ achievements, to the next generation, the process of this transmission is called “education.”
“Education is the transmission of civilization” —Will Durant, an educationist, historian, writer and philosopher (1885-1981)
Impact of the Western Education System:
The Western materialist civilization has replaced Islamic civilization.
It has created a significant generation gap.
It has transformed hearts and minds.
It is currently impacting biological gender and sexuality.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), a renowned philosopher and poet, once commented on the Western Education System, stating that:
تعلیم کے تیزاب میں ڈال اس کی خودی کو
ہو جائے ملائم تو جدھر چاہے، اسے پھیر
تاثیر میں اکثیر سے بڑھ کر ہے یہ تیزاب
سونے کا ہمالہ ہو تو مٹی کا ہے اک ڈھیر
Taleem ke tezaab mein daal us ki khudi ko
ho jaye mulaem to jidhar chahay, usay phair
Taseer mein aksir se barh kar hai yeh tezaab
sonay ka himala ho to mitti ka hai ik dhair
Dip his Self in the acid of education
And mold it to your liking with careful manipulation
This acid can be more potent than most
Turning a mountain of gold into mere dust and ghost
In the past, students in our educational institutions used to engage in discussions and arguments on the teachings of Allah, Rasul Allahﷺ, and various Islamic scholars such as Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Muhammad, Imam Shafei, Imam Malik, Imam Hanbal, Imam Ghazali, Ibn Khuldoon, and others. We used to learn about the lives and works of Khulfa e Rashideen, Sahaba Ikram, Mufassirin, Muhaddisin, Imams of Fiqh, as well as Islamic philosophers, historians, and social and physical scientists.
However, the Western materialistic education system has now replaced this traditional education with secular education, which focuses on the teachings of philosophers and men of literature such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Karl Marx, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Locke, Milton, and Spencer.
Now in Canadian public schools’ role models are successful LGBT Sportsperson, LGBT Actors and Artists, LGBT teachers of Physical and Health Education.
Save your Children and grandchildren to save the generation.
Purpose of Education in Islam
Bounties of the world and hereafter:
رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا حَسَنَةً۬ وَفِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً۬ وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ
“Our Lord, give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the punishment of Fire” (Al-Baqrah: 201).
Obedience of the Lord:
As the Creator and Sustainer of all life, God desires that His noblest creation – humanity – emulate the unwavering obedience demonstrated by His other creations.
“All living creatures and all angels in the heavens and on the earth are in prostration before Allah; and never do they behave in arrogant defiance. They hold their Lord, Who is above them, in fear, and do as they are bidden” (16: 49-50).
وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ
I did not create the Jinns and the human beings except for the purpose that they should worship (obey) Me. [Quran Surah Adh-Dhariat (51): 56]
Muhammad ﷺ , the Messenger of Allah is our role model
لَّقَدۡ كَانَ لَكُمۡ فِى رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ أُسۡوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ
“There is indeed an excellent model for you in the Messenger of Allah” [Surah Al-Ahzab (33): 21].
وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ۬
“And you are surely on an excellent standard of character” [Surah Al Qalam (68): 4].
The Prophet Muhammad (S.) emphasized the importance of exemplary character when he said, “I have been sent as a prophet to teach the attributes of the utmost best character.”
This underlines the fundamental importance of nurturing good character in students through education.
Education is not merely a social requirement, but also a spiritual and psychological one. In fact, knowledge is an essential element that elevates human beings, as evidenced by the example of Adam (AS) who was superior to the angels due to his knowledge. Therefore, it is our duty to strive for both academic and moral excellence as we pursue education.
Education, among other things, has the objective of purification, as stated in the Quranic verse,
"Our Lord, send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and PURIFY them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise." (Al-Qur'an 2:129).
The Seerah Education Foundation is committed to achieving the following goals:
Raising awareness within the Muslim community and throughout Canada as a whole about the “indoctrination” of young minds in the current public education system, which we believe will ultimately ruin our children's lives and future generations.
Developing and implementing an alternative education system that seamlessly integrates DEEN and DUNYA with a holistic curriculum.
“Allah makes the way to Jannah easy for him who treads the path in search of knowledge”. (Sahih Muslim)
• The Quran is the nucleus and focal point of the curriculum.
• The curriculum integrates Deen and Dunya, providing a way for students to learn all subjects that lead to the path of Allah and His Messenger (s.a.w.).
• The curriculum offers the best academic abilities in Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
• The curriculum covers both numeracy and literacy, including physical, social, intellectual, cultural, interpersonal, moral, and spiritual education.
• The curriculum also includes Health & Physical Education, Gym, and Sports.
• The Arts curriculum includes Visual Arts and painting that depicts the meaning of Al-Quran, Calligraphy, and Nasheed.
• The program has a comprehensive tarbiyah (life training) program for moral and spiritual development.
• The curriculum offers training in oratory, writing, leadership, organization, and collective wisdom through various creative activities.
• The curriculum includes qualitative Islamic studies and Quranic education.
• Students will memorize the Quran at least few Juz.
• The curriculum will include Seerah of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (s.a.w.), his companions (r.a.), and all other Messengers of God, from Adam to Jesus (peace be upon all of them) as role models.
• The program will also feature educational field trips.
• The program emphasizes learning English as it opens the window to worldly knowledge.
• Learning Arabic is given priority as it opens the window to the knowledge of Deen, the divine knowledge.
• The program emphasizes Math as it opens the knots of the mind and is an essential life skill.
• Science will be taught in a way that recognizes the signs of Allah as another open book of Allah, the universe.
• Health and physical sciences will be given preference, as a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Health is the best asset and trust of Allah for this world.
• There will be no prejudicial approach in developing and implementing the curriculum. The educationists' and teachers' role in this respect is like bees that get the extract of every flower.
• Children will be encouraged to come to school in wudu and maintain it throughout the school day.
• The curriculum includes Quran as a subject (Tahfeez of Few Juz), Tajweed, and Tafseer (Meaning).
• Arabic will be taught as a second language (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
• The Islamic Studies curriculum includes Seerah, Aqeeda, Fiqh, Islamic History, Morals, and Etiquettes.
• The curriculum covers spiritual literacy (God-consciousness), moral literacy (noble character), intellectual literacy (useful knowledge), physical literacy (healthy living), interpersonal literacy (human relations), cultural literacy (faith in action), and social literacy (public service).
• The process of educating and learning at AsSeerah Academy is an Ibadah, a state of worship. Teachers and students will maintain taharah (cleanliness) and wudu (ablution) and will keep remembering Allah (s.t.) during class hours.
• A comprehensive tarbiyah (life training) program will be developed so that students can acquire a good level of taqwa (Allah consciousness), morals, a positive approach, creativity, good etiquettes, learning to respect parents, elders, neighbors, and fellow citizens (Maamlat). They will also be trained in oratory, writing, leadership, organization, and collective wisdom through various activities.
• The program includes educational field trips to different and varied places for both fun and education.
• There will be a monthly program/meeting on "teaching and parenting" for parents and teachers.
• Quran: Surah Al-Fatiha (prayer for guidance) with English translation.
• Surah Al-Ikhlas (declaration of the oneness and unity of Allah) with English translation.
• Darood e Ibrahimi (praising the messengers of Allah).
• Supplication: “Rabbanā ’Ātinā Fī Ad-Dunyā Ĥasanatan Wa Fī Al-’Ākhirati Ĥasanatan Wa Qinā `Adhāba An-Nāri” (prayer for goodness in this world and in the Hereafter) with English translation.
• Supplications for increase in knowledge and wisdom.
• Ayah of the week (one verse from the Quran recited, memorized, and explained by an Islamic teacher from the perspective of building character. It will be repeated throughout the week).
• Hadith of the week with English meaning.
Madrasah (7 years Program)
• Uloom ul Quran • Uloom ul Hadith • Seerah • Fiqh • Social Sciences* • Science • Math • Language and Communication • Physical and Health Science • Management (Business and Public)
Anthropology: the study of human societies and cultures
Sociology: the study of human social relationships and institutions
Psychology: the study of the human mind and behavior
Economics: the study of the production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services
Political Science: the study of political systems, governments, and power relations
History: the study of past events and their impact on society
Geography: the study of the earth's physical and cultural features and how they relate to human activity
Expectation from You
We need human, intellectual and material resources.
We need your expertise and money from your pure wealth.
If you are a board member, a principal, a teacher of a Muslim School or an Islamic Center in anywhere in the world, follow and implement this education system/curriculum.
Please donate generously to Seerah Education Foundation, Ontario Canada. We encourage a monthly recurring payment.
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Mississauga, ON L5V 0B2
On the authority of Abu Hurairah (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, ‘When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (a continuous charity), or knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him’. (Muslim)
By investing in AsSeerah Project, you may get all three.
There are scores of Surah*, the Quran tries to inculcate in Muslims a particular quality which it calls Infa’q, i.e. the quality of giving away one’s own assets in charity, as it increases wealth instead of decreasing it, it brings happiness, guarantees, success in this world and hereafter, and above all it brings divine awards.
*Surah; al-Baqarah (2): 3-5, 177, 195, 215, 219, 245, 254, 261-276; al-Imran (3): 92, 134; al-Ma’ida (5) : 12; al-Anfal (8): 3-4, 60; al-Tauba (9): 79, 99, 111; Ar Ra’d (13): 22; Ibrahim (14): 31; al-Nahl (16): 90; Bani Israel (17): 26; al-Hajj (22): 34-35; Al-Furqan (25):67; al-Qisas (28):54; Ar Rum (30): 38, 39; al-Sajdah (32):16; al-Fatir (35):29-30 Yasin (36): 47; Ash Shura (42):38; Adh Dariyat (51): 19; al-Hadid (57): 7, 10, 18; al-Mujadilah (58):12; As-Saff (61):10-11; al-Munafiqun (63): 9-10; al-Taghabun (64):15-17; at-Talaq (65): 6-7; al-Insan (76): 8-11; al-Lail (92): 5-7, Ad-Duha (93): 10; Al-Maun (107): 3,7;